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Dell XPS M170 System BIOS, A05
XPS M170 A05 System BIOS
Release Date 10/14/2005
Importance: Optional
Version: A05

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Description

XPS M170 A05 System BIOS

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Compatibility

Systems
XPS M170 (MXG051, Late 2005)
Operating Systems
BIOS

Applies to

  • XPS M170 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

Dell Inc. Copyright (C) 2005, All Rights reserved. www.dell.com BIOS Release Notes System: Dell XPS M170 Version: A05 Build Date: 09/28/2005 Fixes: ====== Enhancements ============ 1. Added support for Absolute Computrace Security Solution Feature. 2. Added support for Battery Health Meter(BHM). The BIOS release has been validated on the following operating systems: 1. Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 2. Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 =================================================================== ===================================================================

Installation instructions

            
Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format

  1. Download file to Desktop
  2. Use one of the methods below to flash the Bios.

Download file to Desktop
The file A05MXG51.EXE is using the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environment.
  1. Click Download now.
    The File Download window appears.
  2. Click the Save button.
    The Save As window appears.
  3. Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.
  4. Click the Save button.
    A progress meter moves as the download is completed.
  5. If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.
NOTE: Shut down all other applications prior to running the BIOS update utility. The update utility reboots your system in order to get the new BIOS loaded.
Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment
  1. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled A05MXG51.EXE.
    The Dell BIOS Flash window appears
  2. Click the Continue button.
    The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears.
  3. Click the OK button.
    The system will restart and the BIOS Flash will be completed.
Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (Non-Windows users)

NOTE: You will need to provide a bootable DOS diskette. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
  1. Copy the file A05MXG51.EXE to a bootable floppy.
  2. Boot from the floppy to the DOS prompt.
  3. Run the file by typing Y:\A05MXG51.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).

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